I was approached by a colleague in our suite to help with a video presentation for the annual NASPA conference (for college-level advisors). Each year, advisors attending the conference who want to apply for a speaking role must submit a YouTube video in order to essentially compete for an opening.
If you know anything about me now, I don’t take opportunities for creativity to shine lightly. Within three hours, I had taken her script, recorded the monologue in her office with her voice, drafted an outline, and used our resident DSLR (the Nikon D90) to shoot tons of B-roll and fancy DOF shots to layer behind her voice. I pulled down a simple ethereal track from free sound.org and presented her with a finished video by the end of the day.
It was my first experience with shooting DSLR video; it never ceases to amaze me how effective constraints are at producing work quickly and effectively.
The video was shot entirely with a Nikon D90 and edited in Premiere Pro.